Welcome from the Chair

On behalf of my colleagues in the Georgia State University Department of Communication, I thank you for your interest in our programs and encourage you to reach out and make contact with our faculty. In the past decade, we’ve made tremendous strides and created a learning environment of unique breadth and diversity.

At the heart of our work is a community of exceptionally talented faculty who combine cutting edge academic research with extensive professional expertise and experience. In the past year, my colleagues have successfully produced a rich range of intellectual activities that, I think, supplemented the intensive educational experiences encountered in our graduate programs. Faculty productivity, measured as part of our 2019 self-study, exceeds that of our peers and aspirational peers. One of our goals from that self-study is to build a national model that prepares a more diverse faculty for the Communication disciplines, especially by training scholars of color. Thus, whether it be through the publication of scholarly research or academic books or through the receipt and implementation of funded research projects, I know you will find unexpected opportunities for your own professional growth at Georgia State.

I hope you’ll take some time to ask questions or arrange to meet with any of my colleagues in whose work you may have an interest!

Dr. Greg Lisby
Department of Communication